17 things to do in Calgary this weekend

Dec 19 2017, 3:14 am

Looking for something to do this weekend? Here are some of the top events to check out in Calgary between March 18 to 20.

For a complete list of events, check out our Calgary events calendar.

Concert: Return to Grace

  • What: Watch Elvis’ legacy in music presented from a fan’s point of view. His music and lifetime unfolds onstage as tribute artist Steve Michaels transforms into the King of Rock and Roll.
  • Where: Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium – 1415 14th Avenue NW
  • When: Now until March 20
  • Cost: Varies

Sammy Jean and The Samsonites

  • What: Bourbon Room Presents Sammy Jean and The Samsonites in Calgary. Enjoy Live soul night with doors opening at 8 p.m. and show starting at 9:30 p.m.
  • Where: Bourbon Room at National on 10th – #210, 341 10th Avenue SW
  • When: Friday, March 18 at 8 p.m.
  • Cost: $15

The Grape Escape

  • What: Enjoy sampling some wine, spirits and beer from all over the world. Your ticket gets you 12 food and 30 liquor sampling vouchers. There will also be a Sommelier on site running a seminar on wine parings and food.
  • Where: BMO Centre, Hall D&E – 20 Roundup Way SW
  • When: March 18 and 19 from 5 to 9 p.m.
  • Cost: $65

Old Man and the River

  • What: A great option for families with kids three to eight years old. This magical tale of friendship is preformed entirely without words and set to a musical score.
  • Where: Vertigo Theatre – 115 9th Avenue SE
  • When: March 18 to 20
  • Cost: $20

Family Favourites at Cineplex

  • What: The Games Maker is this weeks feature family film at Cineplex.
  • Where: Sunridge Spectrum, Crowfoot Crossing Cinemas, Scotiabank Theatre Chinook and SilverCity Cross Iron Mills
  • When: March 19 at 11 a.m.
  • Cost: $2.99

Calgary Roughnecks vs. Colorado Mammoth

  • Where: Scotiabank Saddledome
  • When Saturday March 19 at 7 p.m.
  • Cost: Varies

Holi Hungama

  • What: SPARQ PRODUCTIONS is throwing the 2nd annual Holi Hungama event with this years theme being celebration of life. Each ticket gets you a bag of colour to play holi with, dinner, dance performances and a Dj dance party. Dress code is strictly white but something casual you don’t mind getting a little colourful.
  • Where: Magnolia Banquet Hall – 900 5075 Falconridge Boulevard NE
  • When: March 19 at 7 p.m.
  • Cost: $75 for adults; $45 for kids

Nowrouz 1395

  • What: An Iranian Nowrouz celebration. Take part in a New year countdown, watch a dance performance, eat some delicious dinner and then dance the night away and party with DJ Ashkan
  • Where: Coast Plaza Hotel – 1316 33 Street NE
  • When: Saturday, March 19 at 7 p.m.
  • Cost: $60 for members, $80 for non-members, $50 for kids – buy online


Improv Games

  • What: This fun twist on The Hunger Games will have teams (tributes) take the stage in “Capitol-themed” costumes and plenty of cutthroat competition. The Improv Games will host teams from Calgary and surrounding areas.
  • Where: Festival Hall – 1215 10th Avenue SE
  • When: Saturday, March 19 at 8 p.m. Doors open at 7 p.m.
  • Cost: $20

Calgary Golf Show

  • What: Check out exhibits and try out new 2016 gear. Lots of prizes to be won and an indoor driving range on site.
  • Where: BMO Centre, Hall B – 20 Roundup Way SW
  • When: Saturday, March 19 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday, March 20 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Cost: $10 for adults; $8 for seniors; kids under 12 free! – buy online and at the door.

The Outdoor Adventure & Travel Show

  • What: See over 60 adventure presentations and 200 exhibits. From latest camping gear to scuba diving travel destinations, Western Canada’s largest showcase of outdoor gear and adventure travel experiences has it all.
  • Where: BMO Centre (Roundup Centre) – 20 Roundup Way SW
  • When: Saturday, March 19 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sunday, March 20 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Cost: $8 for adults; kids under 11 free! – buy online and at the door

Rogers Hometown Hockey

  • What: Ron MacLean is hosting the broadcast of the Calgary Flames vs Montreal Canadiens game on Sunday night. Join in on the weekend outdoor hockey festival with free activities, live music, a chance to meet NHL Alumni; fun for all ages.
  • Where: Olympic Plaza – 228 8th Avenue SE
  • When: March 19 at noon to March 20 at 8 p.m.
  • Cost: Free!

Calgary Unplugged

  • What: The City of Calgary is holding a ‘Lights Out’ party for Earth Hour. Turn off your lights and electronics and join the Earth Hour procession beginning at 8:30 p.m. Enjoy free hot chocolate, bike-powered music and lights and more.
  • Where: St. Patrick’s Island, Confluence Plaza – 1300 Zoo Road NE
  • When: Saturday, March 19 – 7 to 9:30 p.m
  • Cost: Free!

The Paper Bag Princess: a musical

  • What: Meant for anyone ages six and up, this fantastical play will take you on a journey with a feisty princess and her hapless prince, based on a Robert Munsch children’s story book.
  • Where: Beddington Heights Theatre  – 375 Bermuda Drive NW
  • When: Now until March 19
  • Cost: $21 for adults, and $16 for children

Legendary Easter Egg Hunt

  • What: Start off by listening to the legend of the bunny, then grab a basket and help him find all the eggs. Next stop is Prairie Palace to get some spring planting underway with an Easter pot to take home. Then end your hunt by see all the animals in the farmyard. Time slots are filling up fast!
  • Where: Butterfield Acres Petting Farm – 254077 Rocky Ridge Road NW
  • When: March 19, 20, 25, 26
  • Cost: $12.99 for children (able to walk to 17yrs); $14.99 for adults

Calgary Hitmen vs Kootenay Ice

  • Where: Scotiabank Saddledome
  • When Sunday, March 20 at 1 p.m.
  • Cost: Varies

Body Worlds Vital

  • What: Celebrating the human body in its healthy, vibrant, and optimal self. Body Worlds is one of the first showcases to provide human specimens on display.
  • Where: TELUS Science Centre – 220 St. George’s Drive NE
  • When: Now until May 31
  • Cost: $24.95 for adults (18 to 64), $22.95 for seniors (65 and over), $20.95 for youth (13 to 17), $17.95 for children (3 to 12)
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